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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sadaf Sharfaei M.D.[2]

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In some cases, ultrasound is used for the diagnosis and follow-up of a patient with aspiration pneumonia, for a guided thoracocentesis and to quantify the amount of pleural effusion.

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References

  1. Reissig A, Copetti R, Mathis G, Mempel C, Schuler A, Zechner P; et al. (2012). "Lung ultrasound in the diagnosis and follow-up of community-acquired pneumonia: a prospective, multicenter, diagnostic accuracy study". Chest. 142 (4): 965–72. doi:10.1378/chest.12-0364. PMID 22700780.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Reissig A, Copetti R (2014). "Lung ultrasound in community-acquired pneumonia and in interstitial lung diseases". Respiration. 87 (3): 179–89. doi:10.1159/000357449. PMID 24481027.